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Jennifer Barr

Instructor of Social Work

Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Clinical social work practice; crisis intervention; clinical and administrative supervision; mental health and substance abuse; domestic and sexual violence; trauma-informed care; veterans issues; diversity amongst the student population (e.g. students who experience disabilities, LGBTQ students, students with Autism Spectrum Disorders). 

Education

Master of Social Work, Clinical Social Work Concentration, Florida State University, December 2008

 

Bachelor of Social Work, Florida State University, December 2007

Biography

Professor Barr began her social work career working with clients who experienced domestic and sexual violence, including work in emergency housing environments, providing support during Sexual Assault Nurse Examinations and assisting with the legal injunction process at the Refuge House, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida.

 

After receiving her MSW, Professor Barr gained a majority of her practice experience and received her LCSW working in the field of mental health and substance abuse, providing a wide range of clinical services to persons experiencing severe and persistent mental illness, in both inpatient and community-based settings at the Apalachee Center, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to joining the UNF faculty, Professor Barr worked in the field of higher education at Tallahassee Community College, overseeing a wide range of student support services, including Student Accessibility Services and the College’s Counseling Center. 

 

Professor Barr has also provided services to caregivers of wounded veterans through contracted work for the Operation Family Caregiver Program housed within the Florida State University College of Social Work. As a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, she has facilitated (20) Adult Mental Health First Aid certification courses to a variety of audiences. In addition, Professor Barr serves as an auditor with expertise in mental health and evaluates the mental health practices in the Florida prison system with the Florida Correctional Medical Authority. She worked as an adjunct instructor at the Florida State University College of Social Work from 2011-2018.

Affiliations

Certified Adult Mental Health First Aid Course Instructor, including specialized certification in “Higher Education” and “Military Members, Veterans and Their Families”

Certified Operation Family Caregiver Coach

EMDR trained therapist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida

Qualified Supervisor for Florida Clinical Social Work Registered Interns

Publications & Presentations

Barr, J. and Rattini-Reich, E. (presented 2018). Empowering Students with the Eagle Connections Program. Presentation at the Florida College Student Development Conference, Panama City, FL. (State)

 

Barr, J. and Rattini-Reich, E. (presented 2018). Our Union, Our Hub: Caring for Our Student Union “Body.” Presentation at the Association of Florida Colleges Student Development Conference, Panama City, FL. (State)

 

Barr, J. and Rattini-Reich, E. (presented 2017). Our Union, Our Hub: Caring for Our Student Union “Body.” Presentation at the ACUI Region III Annual Conference, Gainesville, FL. (Regional)

 

Barr, J., Coleman, M. and Davis, J. (presented 2017). Building an Online Community for Students with Disabilities. Presentation at the Campus Labs Annual Conference, Dallas, TX. (National)

 

Barr, J. (presented 2017). Understanding and Working with Students with Disabilities. Presentation to Tallahassee Community College New Faculty and Staff, Tallahassee, FL. (Local)

 

Barr, J. (presented 2017). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Understanding and Working with Students. Presentation to Tallahassee Community College Law Enforcement and Public Safety Officers Staff In-Service Training, Tallahassee, FL. (Local)

 

Barr, J. (presented 2016). College Students and the Impact of Mental Illness. Presentation to Tallahassee Community College Leadership Forum, Tallahassee, FL. (Local)

 

Barr, J. (presented 2016). Understanding and Working with Students with Disabilities. Presentation to Tallahassee Community College New Faculty and Staff, Tallahassee, FL. (Local)

 

Barr, J. (presented 2016). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Understanding and Working with Students. Presentation to Tallahassee Community College Law Enforcement and Public Safety Officers Staff In-Service Training, Tallahassee, FL. (Local)

 

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Contact Information

Building 0004, Room 2613

(904) 620-5488

jennifer.barr@unf.edu